Skip to comments.CNN Poll: Gender gap and likeability keep Obama over Romney
Posted on 04/16/2012 4:41:23 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
(CNN) - President Barack Obama holds a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney thanks in part to the perception that the president is more likeable and more in touch with the problems facing women and middle class Americans, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday also indicates a large gender gap that benefits Obama, but the public is divided on which candidate can best jump-start the economy.
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Unfortunately, I suspect you're probably right. It's a sad fact, but as even a lot of folks on here on FR show, "conservatives" in America are largely turning into a bunch of spineless eunuchs.
Any national poll taken anytime before September is worthless. We don’t know the issues nor do we have any clue what agenda Romney is going to be running on. We have no clue who else is going to be on the ballot. All we know are both elitist candidates are socialists and both candidates are liars.
“...most studies show pretty conclusively it is because women tend to vote on emotion and men tend to vote on logic.”
I’d sure like to see a list of those studies. I, and most of the women I know, are extremely logical. Cause and effect mean a great deal to us. Our emotional component allows us to see a larger picture, but doesn’t necessarily or automatically override logic.
“Men tend to look at the numbers and ask “does the program work”. Women tend, for whatever reason, to be more receptive to the argument that we should spend more on these things no matter what (or that it is simply good enough that we keep trying no matter how wasteful).”
Good grief! What *study* did THIS come from?
“Hence the made up “war on women”. Sadly though, that stuff tends to work ...”
Among the women I know, the vast majority find this *manufactured war on women* meme utterly ridiculous. It’s not working for them this time.
Overall, my input is that Republican WOMEN ought to promote some strong, logical PR on the subject to both educate and counter the nonsense being put forth by these juvenile Democrats.
Probably the ones seeking access to Obama's stash.
Actually - if mittens is that far behind in women and still very close with ghettobama, by november, if he can even cut that deficit by half he will beat obama handily.
Sadly you are probably correct. Nothing is worse than Obama IMO.
There is no “gender gap” in favor of the Democrats among married women.
For those for whom the government is the provider and protector, the “gender gap” is huge.
The person you’re posting to is right in a way, but not in the way he expressed.
National polls themselves seen to be worthless seeing how we don't elect by popular vote. As has been the case with the last few presidential elections, this one will be decided by voters in a handful of key swing states.
Last election I lived in California. I don't recall a single campaign ad. It seemed neither party bothered wasting their money for ads in California. This election I'm in Florida and I'm sure the ads here will be non-stop.
This “War on Women” thing is so ridiculous...but I hope they continue to use it.
It makes them sound dated and out of touch with REAL women who work or raise families. They are so clueless; all they know about women is told to them by career hag politicians, lesbians, gay men and college girls majoring in Feminist Studies.
The REST of us real ladies are just saying HUH? Didn’t the women already WIN that war?? Hello??
Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
They would learn more about women just by picking up an issue of Cosmo or Family Circle Magazine.
Sheesh! Mrs CT Hillbilly
When you look at the poll internals they show Romney doing slightly better among pubs than Obama is doing among dems, and that Romney is +2 among independents.
So in order for Obama to lead by 9% they had to massivly oversample dems. This is OBama PR not a poll, funny that both Rasmussen and Gallup have Romney ahead slightly but more significent they have Obama getting 44 & 45% of the vote this is a losing # for an incumbent at this point.
People ‘know’ Obama and whether they will vote for him or not. Obama’s results in the general will be very close to what he is pulling now.
Also rasmussen’s generic ballot shows the pubs ahead 46% to 36% a disaster for the rats.
Guenie, National Grassroots for Santorum on FB is good.